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Kyle Cedotal is out to turn things around as the Southeastern baseball team opens Southland tournament play Wednesday

Southland Conference photo by ERIK WILLIAMS -- Southeastern Louisiana's Kyle Cedotal

Kyle Cedotal hasn’t forgotten the last time Southeastern Louisiana played UNO. For almost two weeks now, the Lions ace has sat on the memory of giving up five runs on eight hits in 2.2 innings. That was the last time Cedotal stepped on the mound. It was the worst game of his career. “That’s not how… Continue reading →

Southland strong: UNO baseball makes its SLC tournament debut Wednesday against Southeastern Louisiana

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--  University of New Orleans outfielder Chaz Boyer (1) hits a single and drives in a run as his team plays Tulane at Turchin Stadium at Tulane in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Most people don’t like waking up at 6:30 a.m. for a five-hour road trip, but coach Blake Dean and his UNO baseball team couldn’t wait to do just that Tuesday. The Privateers (30-23) embarked on that trip Tuesday, en route to their first appearance in the Southland Conference tournament at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. UNO, making… Continue reading →

‘They deserve all the accolades:’ Former coach Ron Maestri excited by UNO baseball team’s resurgence

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- UNO coach Ron Maestri watches as his Privateers take on LSU on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Alex Box Stadium.

When UNO baseball coach Ron Maestri announced his retirement following the 2015 season, the Privateers lost the school’s all-time winningest coach and their most influential figure. But he hasn’t exactly gone anywhere. The 75-year-old has been front and center for nearly every Privateers home game this year at the field that bears his name,… Continue reading →

Delgado makes its third straight trip to Junior College World Series after 11-4 win over Maple Woods in South Central District title game

Photo by JOSEPH HALM – The Delgado baseball celebrates winning its third straight South Central District Championship at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

It seems like things always come in threes. For Delgado baseball, it couldn’t be more true — or meaningful. The Dolphins are headed back to the Junior College World Series for a third straight season after beating Maple Woods Community College 11-4 in the final game of the NJCAA South Central District tournament Sunday at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.… Continue reading →

Delgado is one win away from another NJCAA World Series berth

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Delgado's Daniel Lahare dives successfully into third base on his triple hit in the bottom of the third inning while Eastern Oklahoma State College third baseman Brett Akins waiting for the incoming ball as they play at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Knowing he was going to pitch against Maple Woods in the second game of the South Central District Championship on Saturday at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium, Delgado’s Evan Hilleman watched the Monarchs take batting practice earlier in the day. When it came time to pitch, Hilleman struck out 14 and allowed just four hits in a 10-2 victory shortened… Continue reading →

UNO loses to Nicholls again ... but the Privateers are in the Southland tournament

Advocate file photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- UNO outfielder Dakota Dean (17) hits a single in a game against Tulane at Turchin Stadium on May 10, 2016.

UNO suffered a sweep but survived to play more baseball after Saturday afternoon at Maestri Field. The Privateers lost 11-5 to Nicholls State but still secured a spot in the conference postseason tournament. It will be UNO’s first tournament appearance since 2008. The Privateers (30-24, 14-16 Southland) finished conference play tied with Stephen F.… Continue reading →

LSU golfer Bradley tied for 54th

EUGENE, Ore. — LSU senior golfer Elise Bradley posted a 3-over par 75 in the second round of the NCAA women’s golf championship Saturday to stand at 3-over 147 halfway through the medal competition at the Eugene Country Club. After Sunday’s third round of medal play the field will be cut to the top 15… Continue reading →

LSU-Eunice softball captures national title

The LSU-Eunice softball team is bringing some hardware home. The Lady Bengals scored a 12-4 victory against Jones County Junior College on Saturday in Clinton, Mississippi, to claim the NJCAA Division II softball championship. “This team persevered all year,” coach Andy Lee told the Eunice News. “They improved all year and battled to get their way… Continue reading →

Photos, video: Connick Jr. sends Loyola graduates across stage with words of wisdom, encouragement

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Students arrive for graduation before Harry Connick, Jr. gives the commencement address for Loyola University in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Loyola University held its spring commencement exercises at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday. New Orleans native and award-winning actor and singer Harry Connick Jr. delivered the commencement address.… Continue reading →

Delgado goes hunting for a berth in the NJCAA World Series

Despite all the winning Joe Scheuermann has done in 26 years as Delgado’s baseball coach, there’s still one loss that eats at him. The last time the Dolphins hosted a postseason tournament, they were knocked out of it in a heartbreaking, 10-inning battle that ended in a controversial play that Scheuermann still hasn’t forgotten. “We lost on just… Continue reading →

LSU-Eunice softball wins again at NJCAA World Series

CLINTON, Miss. — LSU Eunice cruised to a 10-1 win over Des Moines Area Community College Thursday to stay in the winners bracket at the NJCAA Division II softball World Series. The No. 4 Lady Bengals will take on No. 9 Labette Community College, which grabbed a 6-3 win over top-seed Phoenix College,… Continue reading →

Nicholls drops UNO 5-4 in series opener; crucial series shifts to Thibodaux

UNO’s baseball team had an opportunity to all but lock up its spot in the Southland Conference tournament Thursday. Instead, the Privateers have to wait another day. Nicholls State took advantage of several UNO mistakes and two home runs by Dylan Manichia to steal a 5-4 win in the first game of a Southland Conference series at Maestri… Continue reading →

Take your base! Southeastern walks, steals, gets hit by pitches and gets on base — all by design

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK --  Southeastern's Jacob Seward steals third as Bryant's John Mullen waits for the tag during an NCAA regional game in 2014.

Whenever Jacob Seward draws two strikes, he thinks about the advice his father gave him. “My dad used to tell me, when I had two strikes, just to choke up and try to put it in play somewhere hard,” the Southeastern Louisiana center fielder said. “When I have two strikes, I’m crowding the plate a little more and… Continue reading →

UNO, facing Nicholls State, is closing in on the Southland Conference tournament

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Aaron Palmer forces out UL-Lafayette's Kennon Fontenot as he slides into second base during Tuesday's game at Maestri Field.

The UNO baseball team may be coming off its lowest moment of the season after Tuesday’s 17-3 loss to the Louisiana-Lafayette, but the Privateers don’t have time to sulk, much less feel sorry for themselves. UNO (30-21, 14-13) begins its final Southland Conference series of the season Thursday at Nicholls State (23-30, 11-16), and with an… Continue reading →

After a storybook regular season, LSU-Eunice sets sights on the playoffs

EUNICE — The LSU-Eunice baseball program is no stranger to success, yet the Bengals this season managed to do something they’d never done before. Coach Jeff Willis’ club set the school regular-season win record with 50. The Bengals will look to build on that 50-win season Thursday when they begin play in the… Continue reading →

LSU-Eunice softball team advances at NJCAA World Series

CLINTON, Miss. — Top-ranked LSU-Eunice opened the NJCAA Division II college softball World Series with a 16-0 mercy-rule win over Mott Community College Wednesday at Traceway Park. LSU-Eunice built a 7-0 lead before erupting for nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the game out of reach.… Continue reading →

Southeastern rallies to avoid UNO sweep with 4-3 victory

HAMMOND — As Drew Avans watched his game-winning double bounce off the left-field wall, all of the frustrations built up over the past two days finally subsided. Until that point, Southeastern Louisiana was on the cusp of being swept for only the second time under coach Matt Riser. The Lions already… Continue reading →

UNO offense stuns SLU for second straight day in 10-3 victory

Southeastern Louisiana’s baseball team came into its weekend series against UNO as a dominant force in the Southland Conference, led by its powerful pitching staff. But two games into the series, the Privateers bats proved they can be just as powerful. The UNO offense came to life late and ran away with a 10-3 to clinch… Continue reading →

State roundup: Tulane maintains AAC lead with win over Memphis

Tulane survived a pitchers’ duel as it used an eighth-inning run to slip by Memphis 1-0 at Turchin Stadium. The run was all Tulane’s Emerson Gibbs needed after allowing three hits and a walk in eight innings. He also struck out nine as Tulane (34-14, 12-5) held on to first place in the American Athletic Conference. In the… Continue reading →

UNO scores six in 10th to topple Southeastern 15-9

HAMMOND — It looked like Southeastern Louisiana was going to erase a four-run deficit against UNO on Friday as the Lions rallied to tie the game in seventh inning. But it was Friday the 13th, and Southeastern’s nightmare was only just beginning. UNO scored six runs in the 10th to turn the first game… Continue reading →

Southeastern baseball already looking toward next season

By now, Mac Sceroler is an expert on Southeastern pitchers Kyle Cedotal and Domenick Carlini. The Lions’ Saturday starter watches every move the two seniors make when they’re on the mound, focusing on how they interact with other players. On days when he’s pitching, he tries to absorb every piece of advice they give him. All season long,… Continue reading →

Delgado tops BRCC to win regional title

Delgado pitcher Evan Hileman saw Baton Rouge Community College pound 18 hits in beating the Dolphins on Saturday in their Region XXIII playoff game at Zephyr Field. And Hileman also had incurred the wrath of the Bears’ hitters in a previous game. On Sunday, however, Hileman shut out BRCC on four hits for 6.1 innings, and Delgado… Continue reading →

BRCC holds off Delgado 12-10 to stay alive in series

There were 31 hits and 22 runs in Saturday’s NJCAA Region XXIII, Division I championship series between Delgado and Baton Rouge Community College at Zephyr Field. However, in the end, BRCC reliever Troy Whitty allowed one base runner during the final two innings, preserving a 12-10 victory that keeps the Bears’ chances alive. The win cut… Continue reading →

UNO baseball: As Southland tournament inches closer, Privateers keep their focus on the here and now

With the regular season winding down, every game grows more important for the UNO baseball team, but the message from coach Blake Dean to his players won’t change. Despite his team exceeding expectations all year, the objective remains the same. “Making the (Southland Conference) tournament has been a goal of ours all year,” Dean said. “We… Continue reading →

For Southeastern’s Taylor Schwaner and Derrick Mount, double duty is part of the deal

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Southeastern third baseman Taylor Schwaner fires across the diamond during a game at UL-Lafayette.

Taylor Schwaner is the starting third baseman for Southeastern. Derrick Mount is also the starting third baseman for Southeastern. Mount began the season as the everyday starter, but Schwaner dethroned him by the beginning of conference play in March. Schwaner then started 18 of the next 19 games. But over the past 11 games, as the Lions fight… Continue reading →

LSU men, women get invites to NCAA tennis tournament

For the 17th time in coach Jeff Brown’s 19 seasons, the LSU men’s tennis team has been selected to compete in the NCAA tournament, the NCAA announced Tuesday. No. 36 LSU (14-11, 5-7 SEC) will face No. 26 Rice in the first round of the tournament at TCU’s Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Host and No. 4… Continue reading →

Southeastern adds Shane Smith to coaching staff

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Franklinton head coach Shane Smith looks down the sideline during a game against Mandeville Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 during a jamboree at Covington High School.

Longtime Franklinton High School football coach Shane Smith joined the Southeastern Louisiana football coaching staff, SLU coach Ron Roberts announced on Monday. Smith will be an assistant coach on the offensive staff, working with the wide receivers. Smith joins the SLU staff after two decades of coaching at the high school level in Louisiana. Smith… Continue reading →

UNO takes seven-game streak into weekend against Central Arkansas

UNO has rebounded from a midseason slump to win seven in a row. The difficult mission is to keep it going. Fresh off a weekend sweep of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a midweek blowout of Southern, the Privateers (25-15, 9-9 Southland Conference) square off against Central Arkansas (16-22, 7-11) in a three-game series that begins at 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading →

How will Southeastern find ‘relief’? With a solid bullpen

Southeastern Louisiana coach Matt Riser was not happy after the Lions’ 11-4 loss to LSU last week. After the game, Riser called Southeastern’s failure to seriously threaten the Tigers embarrassing. More importantly, he said Southeastern was still a long way from making the jump from a relative powerhouse among small schools to a major player in college baseball.… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana’s Harlan Miller awaiting his time in the NFL draft

Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Harlan Miller runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Harlan Miller isn’t sure how he’ll celebrate the upcoming NFL draft. Projected to go anywhere from the third to sixth round, the former Southeastern Louisiana cornerback doesn’t want any lavish parties or high profile events. Most likely he’ll be with his family and friends at his apartment in Hammond. The only thing Miller is sure of… Continue reading →

UNO batters Southern again to claim 23-3 mercy-rule victory

UNO’s hitters battered Southern’s pitchers for the second time this season. And the second beating was worse than the first. The Privateers had a season-high 25 hits and scored in five consecutive innings, including six-run, five-run and seven-run rallies on their way to a 23-3 victory against the Jaguars on Tuesday night at Lee-Hines Field.… Continue reading →

Early surge lifts LSU softball team over McNeese State

Instead of taking a customary day off after sweeping South Carolina last weekend, LSU softball coach Beth Torina held practice Monday in preparation for the Southland Conference’s top team. Her strategy worked. The No. 12 Tigers jumped on McNeese State pitcher Emily Vincent early, and sophomore right-hander Carley Hoover tossed a two-hitter in a 5-2 win… Continue reading →

Nicholls State names Riley new men’s basketball coach

Photo by MISTY MCELROY/Nicholls State UniversityRichie Riley, 33. was introduced as Nicholls State men's basketball coach on Tuesday in Thibodaux.

THIBODAUX — Richie Riley, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Clemson, was named head men’s basketball coach at Nicholls State, Athletic Director Rob Bernardi announced Tuesday morning. “Richie Riley is a tremendous talent and he demonstrated that throughout the search and interview process,” Bernardi said. “He fits the needs of… Continue reading →

Delgado rallies past BRCC in opener of South Central District series

Delgado Community College baseball coach Joe Scheuermann knew there would be some early jitters on both sides heading into the first game of his team’s best-of-seven series against rival Baton Rouge Community College. He didn’t think those jitters would result in a combined 23 runs and eight errors. But the result was all that… Continue reading →

LSU’s Ben Simmons named LSWA Player of the Year

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU forward Ben Simmons (25) dunks in the first half against Alabama, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at LSU's PMAC in Baton Rouge, La.

After a season in which he enrolled in school as the most-heralded basketball recruit in the nation, LSU’s Ben Simmons was selected the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year in a vote by a statewide panel of media members. Simmons, a consensus first-team All-America selection, was also the overwhelming… Continue reading →

Jay Robinson’s game-winning homer gives UNO a series victory over Northwestern State

It was quite a weekend for UNO outfielder Jay Robinson. A day after scoring the decisive run in a game-winning rally past Northwestern State, the sophomore blasted a game-winning home run in the ninth inning Sunday to down the Demons 5-4 at Maestri Field, clinching a series victory for the Privateers (20-15, 6-9 Southland). “I knew it was… Continue reading →

Louisiana Tech’s Brandi Wingate named LSWA women’s basketball player of the year

RUSTON — Louisiana Tech senior forward Brandi Wingate was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association women’s basketball Player of the Year by a vote of the state’s media representatives and university media relations directors. University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Garry Brodhead was named the Coach of the Year, Grambling’s Shakyla Hill earned the Freshman… Continue reading →